Oh hello there January, you little healthy beast. Now the New Year beckons we’re ready to embrace those Meat-free Mondays and alcohol-free weekends.
Seriously, bring it on.
However, it’s one thing deciding to eat healthily. It’s quite another to commit to the grocery shopping, the recipe collating and the actual prep. Woah Nelly, it’s a lot.
Thankfully, for some time now we’ve had services bringing boxes of fresh food to our door for your January detox, complete with recipes, as well as subscription services going one step further and delivering food fully prepared and ready to eat. Time is being saved as well as waistlines.
Here’s our pick of the best food UK-based delivery companies to make your turkey transition this January detox month a healthy one:
Used by the HomeHero team, Mindful Chef delivers boxes of lean and healthy ingredients to pull together delicious meals for 1 person, 2 people or a whole family each night. You can opt for vegetarian/vegan or lean proteins. Dishes include Mediterranean Fish Stew with Olives, Cashew Chicken Curry and Cauliflower Steak with Harisa. You can also now shop their range of gluten-free and dairy-free ready meals for two, some plant-based. Buy 10 meals for £60 and your January detox week is sorted.
The Detox Kitchen
For the really lazy and very virtuous, The Detox Kitchen is your ultimate reset package. Gluten-free, dairy-free, additive-free, you can subscribe to 3+ days of delivered and prepared meals, left outside your door between 4 am and 7 am. You barely have to lift a finger, except when prising over their recyclable packaging to get at the contents. Start the day with a lemon and ginger shot, followed by a fresh juice and then a filling breakfast like a Bircher Museli bowl. For the rest of the day, your box has a hearty lunch, an afternoon snack, dinner, dessert and a soothing day to round off your day. You can also go for a Flexi plan, a cheaper option providing just breakfast, juice and lunch. Or go full whack with a 20-day January detox cleanse. Prices start at £37 a day.
Sometimes what you really need in January is a full cleanse, a moment for your digestion to enjoy a break and reset for the year ahead. Press London is dedicated to 100% plant-based quality nutrition to help people live happier, more balanced lives. They create delicious nutrient-dense cold-pressed juices, to be incorporated into your healthy diet routine, or enjoying intensely as part of a cleanse. Delivered to your door, we recommend the 7 Days to Englightenment Cleanse for a more thorough January detox. Eight juices a day for seven days, this is the perfect way to flood the body with vitamins and give yourself a break. For those who need a little more substance, they also offer a range of hearty soups to incorporate into a juicing regime.
This food delivery service, based in London, focuses on botanical superfoods delivered straight to your door. The food is already prepared, providing all your meals for the day, and you can pick between plant-based, light protein, and active protein. Meals are delivered every morning and ordered for a minimum of 3 or 5 weekdays. They believe weekends should be enjoyed eating with friends and family so this is a programme to fit around your workweek. Recipes include inventive numbers like Prawn and green bean, cashew & coconut curry with red rice + beetroot leaves, or chicken bone broth with rice crackers.